Alex Ovechkin has quite a collection of memorabilia from his long professional career, but one item he doesn’t have is on the auction block.
Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals game-worn jersey from the team’s March 20 victory over the Dallas Stars is the MeiGray Auction of the Week. Game-worn jerseys from future Hall of Famers can be tough to acquire and bidding on the special “Stadium Series” style sweater has already surpassed $3,000 with a week left in the auction.
Ovechkin scored the Capitals third goal of the game that night at the Capital Centre, marking his NHL-leading 44th goal of the season. The goal was also 602 nd of his career, passing Jari Kurri for sole possession of 19 th on the all-time list. He assisted on John Carlson’s game-winner in the third period. Carlson’s jersey is also among the 24 included in the auction.
It’s been a historic season for Ovechkin. On October 7, the 32-year-old native of Russia opened the season with back-to-back hat-tricks—the first time in 100 years a player has accomplished the feat. Two weeks later, Ovechkin passed Jaromír Jágr for most regular season overtime goals with the 20th of his career. Reaching 600 career goals in March put him in the company of just 19 other players who’ve reached that milestone.
There are 24 “Stadium Series” jerseys and 24 pairs of socks being sold from the two nights in which the Caps wore the specially designed uniform. Ovechkin’s game-worn socks from the March 19 outdoor game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD are also among the listings. Bidding runs through April 12 at MeiGrayAuctions.com.